Monday, June 04, 2012

Postpartum Stuff

I think I may have been going through a little postpartum depression for the past few weeks now. I feel overwhelmed, anxious, and of course, depressed.  It's not constant, but it comes in waves. Probably due to the usual new mommy stuff, lack of sleep, a sometimes crying colicky baby, having a 3 year-old who won't let baby take proper naps because she is...well...your average 3 year-old, not having any clothes that fit properly because of a tummy and boobs that are 3x their normal size, things like that.  

We are also in the process of moving. And we have a problem with wasps, they keep coming into my girl's room of our apartment, not good for someone with a slight phobia of bees (me), 2 kids, and I have no idea if either of them are allergic. I think I finally figured out where they were coming in, but we'll have to wait a few days and see. Thank the Lord nobody has been stung. And on top of all that, our new neighbor across the way does pot, same as our last neighbor. So I really can't wait to get out of here, but can't seem to find the time to pack boxes, let alone do dishes and go up and down 3 flights of stairs to do the laundry.  

PicMonkey Collage2
yeah, this tired mama needs a makeover

As I said, the feelings come in waves.  Hopefully things will calm down soon after the move and I'll be able to breathe again. Sleep on the other hand, I don't think I will ever sleep well again.  Thank goodness for the invention of the baby swing, my son loves it, and it helps this mama sleep a little bit at night.

PicMonkey Collagere copy

Baby Isaac is getting so big, he's 2 months now. I call him my chunky monkey. Lucy is getting a little better with him, but we still need to work with her being more gentle and not getting so much in his space. I get real frustrated with her at times, please God grant me patience. They are cute together and Isaac is really starting to warm up to her.  Lucy said they are going to be friends, I hope that's true.  

Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley


  1. Sending good thoughts your way. I can't believe how much Isaac has grown! Wow! Love your selfie too. :-) Hang in there!

  2. Hang in there! Sure sounds like a little bit of PPD, I went through the same thing with my first. Once I was able to get a bit more sleep, that seemed to help a ton!

  3. You poor thing! Moving stinks to begin with... but then with PPD, and the two littles?! But what some pretty littles!

  4. Lovin' that collage...and hoping that things calm down a bit for you very soon. XO!

  5. Take a deep breath and let things go a bit. Just attempt to manage things in small blocks of time. Don't worry about tomorrow or even this afternoon just think about the next few hours. Before you know it he will be running around and you will look back at this time and think phew!

    I love your self portrait by the way, you look beautiful


  6. Hugs for you!! Nice shots and so cute kids!!!

    PS. I'm afraid of wasps too!!! :P

  7. i love this self portrait!! Great B&W shot!! and hang in there!! With a blink of the eye all the postpartum stuff will be over!! Your babies are too cute!!

  8. You are at that "busy" point in motherhood. It DOES get better and easier. Your children are just precious!

  9. Under the best of circumstances (not moving, good neighbors, regulated hormones, etc) you have your hands full. I will promise you will see 8 hours of sleep again even though it doesn't feel like it right now ;-)

    I feel for you, we are moving and I don't have those other stressors that you do and I'm feeling much the same way. Just know you're not alone and there are folks out there who are wishing you the best. BTW, those are some adorable kiddos.

  10. You have a lot going on, I'm sure you will feel better soon! I can't imagine having more than one child (having just one is hard). It'll get easier; I have faith ;o) Great pictures too! Your little ones are so cute! Love the selfies too!

  11. Precious kiddos! And love that selfie! Hang in there with the PPD...been there done that after all 3 of my kiddos and it's no fun. Make sure you take some time for yourself! I always felt like that helped me.